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Nisha Krishnan, a journalist and founder of, received a grant from the U.S. Department of State in 2020 and 2021 to empower women entrepreneurs, startups, and women in technology. Ms. Krishnan received the grant following her participation in the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES), held in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2019. The project involved a variety of programs for women in India, including workshops, training, summits, and hackathons.

She began her career in 2002 as a broadcast journalist, and she rose through the ranks to become one of the most dedicated and popular women journalists in South India. Nisha Krishnan was awarded the Laadly Award instituted by the Population First in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund in 2008. Nisha won the Kerala State Media Award in 2011 for her television news reports. Throughout her career, she has also received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Indian Medical Association Award and the Dr. Ambedkar Award.

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